A man in his 50s only identified as Magombo was dumped dead about 100 meters from his house without a left foot at Sumani Village in Traditional Authority Mposa in Machinga with possibilities that he was brutally murdered right on his door without the knowledge of his neighbours for three days since his disappear.
The body was discovered in a bush under a tree in a bad state Saturday morning when people in the village failed to recognize the deceased due to partial decomposition.
When the police and medical personnel arrived at the scene they ordered the villagers to bury the dead right on the spot.
The deceased had a big cut on his neck, with a swollen head and had one foot missing at the time of discovery.
100 meters from the spot was his house where blood spots were discovered and sand was poured over to leave no traces of blood as his house was locked and pair of sleepers was seen on his door.
But when the police turned his body to prepare his burial people at the scene identified the man by his waist belt and this changed the mood as women and other sympasaziers sobbed upon discovery that the man was the son of the village.
The police picked two men who are relatives to the deceased for questioning.
About 200 meters from murder scene was World Vision Malawi event but was affected due to the somber mood of the patrons who were mostly from the area.
The discovered body was talk of the day as traditional leaders such as Group Village Head Manja were running up and down mobilizing subjects to bury the son of the village.
The deceased was staying alone, according to Manja who added that death of Magombo is a loss as the man was instrumental in many community initiated development activities.
In another development within a week, people at Malenga village discovered remains of a ten year old boy Solomon Kalumpha who went missing almost ten days earlier in the village at Traditional Authority Chamba closer to area of the latest incident.
The body was discovered about 800 meters from his parent’s house without feet and arms and the head was found at a separate place closer to the decomposed body.
Police also picked some people including the deceased boy’s relative for questioning.
Criminal cases are increasing in Machinga ranging from abduction and murder of people with albinism, exhuming bones of people with albinism.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :